What will I learn?

In just two years, Centennial College’s Business - Finance program will develop the communication, marketing, analytical and selling skills you need for the finance world, in which you will interact with and maintain clients. Covered in this School of Business offering will be financial topics as well as general business knowledge.

Upon graduating from this four-semester program, you will qualify to write the:

  • Investment Funds Exam, which will license you to sell mutual funds;
  • Canadian Securities Course (CSC) qualifying exams;
  • Conduct and Practices Handbook (CPH), which will qualify you to sell stocks and bonds;
  • Life License Qualification program (LLQP) exam, which, upon passing, will qualify you to write the Ontario Life Insurer exam.

Successful completion of industry-recognized courses is essential for a career in the financial services industry. These courses have no substitutes. Registration in these courses will incur costs in addition to regular Business - Finance tuition.

Program Highlights

  1. Experienced faculty members who are industry professionals will deliver the Business – Finance courses.
  2. Small class sizes will foster an environment in which you will receive individualized attention.
  3. A combination of theory and practical application will ensure you are industry-ready upon graduation.

Career Outlook

  • Personal Banking Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Advisor
  • Sales Agent
  • Loan Counselor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Stock Broker
  • Mortgage Specialist

Areas of Employment

  • Investment fund companies
  • Investment dealers (both discount and full service)
  • Insurance companies
  • Banks
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government
  • Car dealerships

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$14,647.00 (US$ 10,725) per year
Year 2: CAN $11,575. The given tuition fees includes incidental fees of CAN $2,247.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2020


School of Business

75 Ashtonbee Road,


Ontario (ON),

M1K5E9, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must satisfy the following:

  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)

Other English Language Requirements

Applicants with English Level COMM 160/161 must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), or
  • CAEL with an overall band score of 60, or
  • MELAB score of 76
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus, or
  • ITEP ( International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus

Applicants with English Level COMM 170/171 must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 560 (paper-based), or 84 plus minimums of 21 for the Internet-based test, or
  • CAEL with an overall band score of 60; writing score of 60, or
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0, or
  • MELAB score of 78, or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58 plus, or
  • ITEP ( International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.9 plus

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About this uni

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment